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  1. sunshine121

    sunshine121 azn_sunshine 2+ Year Member

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    After a 2 yo got a tonsillectomy, he developed seizures while in the recovery room. He received 1 L 5% dextrose in water during the operation. Measuring which serum concentration can confirm this boy's diagnosis?
    1. creatinine
    2. glucose
    3. potassium
    4. sodium
    5. urea nitrogen

    is it glucose?? hypglycemic seizure? but he got dextrose....? help
     
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  3. Tchotchke

    Tchotchke

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    hi i think you mean to post this somewhere other than hSDN?
     
  4. MiamiBoyy

    MiamiBoyy 2+ Year Member

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    Just a conjecture but it could be glucose even after receiving dextrose if pt is diabetic?
     
  5. Levo

    Levo

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    Sodium. That was a massive amount of water with no sodium in it, and he's now hyponatremic.
     
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